magic disappearing coredumps

Gary Palmer gpalmer at
Fri Apr 24 18:07:34 UTC 2009

On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 01:21:18AM +1000, Horst G?nther Burkhardt III wrote:
> I'm trying to debug a piece of software. It dumps a core file which
> mysteriously vanishes. it's not in the program directory, nor my $HOME,
> nor /var/crash nor /var/core ...
> Deliberately crashing /bin/sh also results in a core file which turns up
> nowhere on my filesystem.
> Crossposting to -stable and -ppc because i'm uncertain whether this is a
> ppc issue or a bsd issue or simple operator incompetence.
> I apologise if the answer is something that was a google away.

Did you check your ulimit limits to see if your login session
actually allows for coredumps to be created?



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